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Magna Powertrain three-motor Model S setup

Magna Powertrain adds extra motor to Tesla Model S for better handling

What happens when a third electric motor is added to a Tesla Model S? Not additional power, but increased handling prowess. That's according to Roadshow, which recently had a go in a tri-motor Tesla Model S. But ... surprise ... it isn't actually a Tesla Model S. It's Magna Powertrain's own... read more

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Tesla Model S U-2 spy plane chase car

Tesla Model S tapped as U-2 spy plane chase car

The Lockheed U-2 spy plane is no easy plane to pilot—especially during takeoff and landings. This is because the plane is extremely sensitive to crosswinds and has a... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla hits back at IIHS after Model S falls short in latest crash tests

The Tesla Model S has consistently ranked at the top of independent crash tests since its debut earlier this decade, leading to its reputation as one of the safest cars in... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
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AAA hikes Tesla insurance rates due to higher than average number of claims

Tesla owners carrying policies through AAA aren't going to like this news: rates are going up. AAA determined the Tesla Model S and Model X are both affected by abnormally... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla reinstates free Supercharging for existing owners

Good guy Tesla has had a change of heart. Following news the company would begin charging for Supercharger station use, Elektrek reports Tesla will extend free charging to... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
Speed Academy builds a Lotus Evora with Tesla Model S power

Meet Blue Lightning: a Lotus Evora with Tesla Model S power

Remember Tesla's Roadster? That was a pretty neat little machine that paved the way for grander offerings from the electric car company. It was built on the bones of the... read more May 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla issues recall for 53,000 Model S, Model X over parking brake issue

Tesla has issued a voluntary recall of some 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles because the parking brake may remain stuck and engaged. This marks the electric vehicle... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
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Tesla Model S, Model X 100Ds see price hikes

Customers mulling over the purchase of one of Tesla's performance-oriented 100D and P100D models best act quickly. The automaker has confirmed it will be increasing prices... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla slashes most affordable Model S variant from lineup

So long, Tesla Model S 60, we hardly knew ye. The Silicon Valley automaker has announced its most-affordable Model S variant will be discontinued after less than a year on... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained walks us through the Motor Trend 0-60 run with the Tesla Model S

No, the Tesla Model S P100D doesn't do 0-60 in 2.28 seconds

It's all about math and physics, folks. At least that's the soup that fills the head of Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske, which is why he's so easily able to explain... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about how the Tesla Model S can do the 0-60 run in 2.28 seconds

How the Tesla Model S hits 60 mph in 2.28 seconds

The 0-60 mph times for the Tesla Model S keep getting lower and lower. The new P100D package really helps put all of the horsepower to the ground efficiently, and makes the... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla announces Model S 100D with 335-mile range

Ever since last August’s introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery in its Model S P100D, it was known that Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] would eventually offer a 100D minus the... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D runs 0-60 in less than 2.4 seconds

Tesla Model S P100D blasts to 60 in under 2.39 seconds

For the last few years, the Tesla Model S has been, well, ludicrous when it comes to moving off the line from a standstill. The Ludicrous and Insane driving modes are just... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car

778-hp Tesla Model S Electric GT racer does 0-62 mph in 2.1 seconds

Organizers of the Electric GT Championship on Thursday at the 2017 Autosport International in the United Kingdom confirmed some of the specs for the series’ race car... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P100D in ‘Ludicrous Plus’ mode

Tesla ‘Ludicrous Plus’ mode slashes Model S P100D 0-60 mph time to below 2.5 s

Tesla’s [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D was already the quickest car to 60 mph currently on sale, but the Californian company has released a software tweak that unleashes... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car

Electric GT racing series upgrades to Tesla Model S P100D

Starting in 2017 is a new electric car racing series called the Electric GT Championship in which teams compete using race cars based on the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S. The... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
 

 
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